Bill Vinten GTC University Awards – Finalists announced

Now in its third year, the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards will be hosted by 2014’s winning university, the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, on October 15 2015.

The guest speaker at the event will be Billy Williams OBE, who won an Oscar (Best Cinematography) for Gandhi. Tickets are available by contacting

Shortlisted for the Awards are:

  • Lawrence Fish (University of Portsmouth) – Automated Teller Man
  • Tomas Frigstad (University for the Creative Arts) – Deep Pan Fury
  • James Mathews (Northern Film School) – Mako
  • Ronnie McQillan (University of York) – When the Dust Settles
  • Angus Mitchell (Bournemouth University) – Brackish Water
  • Hamish Saks (Northern Film School) – Desire Lines

In addition to the individual awards,  the university with the highest scoring portfolio of three films will also receive the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy, in recognition of the standard of teaching at that university. The three films submitted must be from three different genres to encourage students to adapt their skills to a variety of disciplines.

The Awards organisers were delighted with both the number and standard of entries for the competition; the number of entries has increased from previous years and the range of universities submitting entries has also widened.

The shortlisted films and other submissions are available to view on the GTC website here.

The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) is an independent, international organisation that cares about TV camerawork; its members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who operate in all areas of broadcasting. Find out more by visiting the GTC website.